The murdered Johan Reed, 34, was well-known in fitness circles on the East Rand.
Karen, Reed’s stepmother, says the family was crushed after Reed’s murder.
His father, Johan Sr., had to identify him.
“Johan (sr.) Counted 11 shots,” says Karen. “We are convinced it is a planned murder. We have heard stories that he had an altercation at the annual Lusito Land festival (in April this year). Someone apparently said to him, “We’re coming for you.”
“His father says they shot him eight times from the front, then to the side and in his arm as he tried to stop him. They shot him in the head, in the cheek and in the neck. They should have emptied the 9 mm pistol on him, ”she said, upset.
Reed has a minor son who lives with his mother in Witbank.
Police have launched a massive search for the suspect.
Provincial Police Chief Mathapelo Peters confirmed that the deceased was sitting in his car when an unknown person fired several shots at him. “The suspect got into a white Volkswagen Golf GTI and drove away,” says Peters.